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In the long term though, I won't leave the HTPC on 24/7, would I see a noticeable difference in my electricity bill?

I will probably use it an hour to two hour a day.
Nope. Not at all. Only reason I avoid them is heat. During summers, I couldn't use the Q6600 HTPC since it just heats up the whole room.

It'll barely make a dent in your electricity bill, particularly if you're only using it for media playback.
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Thread Starter 
CPU seller flaked out so I think I'll be building an HTPC from scratch.

Since my GPU is DDR3, 5450, I read that LGA775 jinx its performance so could I get some CPU/MOBO recommendation?

Oh the memory I got is DDR3 too

I'm thinking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-664-_-Product
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-221-_-Product

But that's about as expensive as just getting an i7 and plop it into the dell premade hmm.
Edited by komichi - 4/29/11 at 2:05pm
post #23 of 25
If you are going to use the GPU go AMD dual core, with any decent manufactured motherboard. By far the cheapest since you could finish your build for like $150-200
If you go intel with integrated graphics (or amd zacate) you will need a discrete gpu.
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Okay, I managed to ransack my friend's house for a Pentium E2180. Just need a case, CPU fan, and suitable LGA 775 Mobo for it. Any suggestion here?
post #25 of 25
Get any G31 or G41

or

Get the Biostar G41U3G Biostar LGA775 Motherboard with USB 3.0 for $68 bucks But before that check the compatibility of your CPU
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